Goal: To provide quality pre-hospital emergency medical care
Currently all emergency medical incidents in the City of Torrance receive a minimum response of one Advanced Life Support (ALS) unit by one of our five paramedic rescue squads.
All life threatening medical emergencies receive the addition of a Basic Life Support (BLS) unit response. Our BLS units are all staffed with Emergency Medical Technicians with special cardiac defibrillator equipment and training (EMT-D).
A: We respond both an Advanced Life Support (ALS) Paramedic Unit and Basic Life Support (BLS) Engine or Truck Company on all life threatening emergencies. In the event that cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is need, the paramedics would not be available to provide advanced life support if they were performing 2 person CPR. The typical division of labor during these types of emergencies is as follows: Engine Company, 2 person CPR, Scene Management, Equipment Supply, Paramedic Rescue, Base Hospital Contact, Patient Assessment, Drug Therapy.
For additional Information, Contact the EMS Coordinator.